Learn the importance of being specific and direct in telling users how to fill out a form.
- [Narrator] When creating a form,…it's important to give your users clear instructions.…If they don't understand what you're expecting,…they might enter the wrong information…or they might give up and skip the form entirely.…If a form is complicated, tell them ahead of time.…Don't let them get to the middle of the form…and realize they need to go find documents they need…and end up with the form timing out.…For example on this page,…they have an online form to apply for disability benefits.…It's a very complicated form…so they specifically tell you…to gather the information you need…to complete the application process…and there's a link to get a list of all the documents…that you do need so you can have them…and you're ready to go.…
Another thing you want to do is not put a lot of instructions…at the top of the form…as users are likely to just skip them.…One area where sites don't always do…a good job of explaining what they need…is password requirements when creating a new password.…Many sites don't give instructions…
- How users interact with forms
- Designing forms that are easy to use
- Following data privacy laws when collecting information
- Choosing which HTML input types to use
- Adding buttons
- Adding interactive validation
- Styling form fields with CSS
- Using positioning and flexbox to create responsive form layouts
Skill Level Beginner
Building Web Applications with Ajaxwith Sasha Vodnik1h 31m Intermediate
1. Designing a Form Experience
2. Creating Forms with HTML
3. Making Forms Interactive
4. Styling Form Fields with CSS
5. Form Layout with CSS
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